July 23, 2013

Still assessing

AUBURN | Steve Spurrier, the loquacious and irreverent South Carolina coach, said last week that Auburn should expect good things from new defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson -- assuming Auburn has enough talent.

So what's the verdict?

Johnson, hired in December, said he's still isn't sure how much talent the Tigers possess. Yet he sounded optimistic when pressed for an overall evaluation Tuesday.

"We're probably deeper than we were at South Carolina or Mississippi State, but I don't know out players well enough yet to know what we'll accomplish. The one think I'd agree with (Spurrier) on is it does come back to players for the most part. I want to believe we've got enough talent, but it's going to have to be put on a game film."

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